Definition of Postprandial Lipaemia

Author(s): Genovefa D. Kolovou, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Borge G. Nordestgaard, Helen Bilianou, George Panotopoulos

Journal Name: Current Vascular Pharmacology

Volume 9 , Issue 3 , 2011

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At the present time, there is no widely agreed definition of postprandial lipaemia (PPL). This lack of a shared definition limits the identification and treatment of patients with exaggerated PPL as well as the evaluation of potential therapeutic agents. PPL is a complex syndrome characterized by non-fasting hypertriglyceridaemia that is associated with an increased risk of vascular events. This review considers the definition of PPL and the methodology for assessing this process.

Keywords: Definition, non-fasting hypertriglyceridaemia, postprandial lipaemia, triglycerides, hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, low density lipoprotein, hypercholesterolaemia, chylomicrons

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Year: 2011
Page: [292 - 301]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/157016111795495611
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